Hardwood flooring is one of the most highly sought-after floor coverings on the market today. It’s durable, long-lasting, and has some amazing benefits, in addition to matching extensive décor styles.

If you’re looking into this flooring line for your home, you might have some questions. For instance, can hardwood go in a basement? We want to discuss that further, so you’ll know exactly where you can and can’t install this fantastic material.

Wood floors and the spaces in your home

If you’re considering solid wood for your floors, a basement is not a viable installation location. In this area, there are chances for temperature changes, dampness, humidity, and moisture, all of which can be extremely detrimental to your flooring.

However, if you have a below-grade space that needs flooring, and you want to stay in this product line, we encourage you to check out engineered wood flooring. This product handles the environment of basement spaces far better than solid materials and even offers a bit of water resistance with the right options.

For homeowners who are entirely sure their basements are dry and will remain that way, hardwood can be an option. However, special care and attention should be given to pipes, water services, groundwater issues, humidity checks, and more.

If there’s any doubt whatsoever that dampness, moisture, or leaks might be an issue, it’s best to go with another flooring type than to take the risk. In addition to engineered flooring, you might consider water-resistant or waterproof laminate, or luxury vinyl, which can give you that beautiful and timeless wood look while still protecting your floors from any possible issues with water or dampness.

Choose our showroom for your hardwood flooring

Masters Flooring has a showroom located in Keller, Texas, from where we serve the residents of North Ridgeland Hills, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Southlake, and Keller. If you’re in those areas and need assistance with wood flooring, we encourage you to visit us and tell us what kind of project you have in mind. Our associates are friendly, knowledgeable, and strives for complete customer satisfaction, no matter what size the project.